Walking around the mall can be a challenge. My friends love to go shopping, as do I. Unfortunately, I don’t always get to buy something.
I have spent many nights watching friends try on outfit after outfit while I patiently sit on a chair, offering advice, saying yes, definitely or no way. It can get tiring and makes me a little bitter, but the lack of difference in the number in my bank account makes it worth it. There is nothing worse than going to check on my savings and seeing them significantly less than the day before.
Saving money can be hard to do, especially when you love to shop, shop, and then shop again. Managing money is a tricky thing, but it is possible. Don’t try to do it cold-turkey. Set some rules for yourself and learn some tricks and tips to help make it easier.
Annoy yourself. Question every purchase you consider making because then you may not buy it. But if you edit your spending, you will have more money to maybe spoil yourself later.
Never just stop spending altogether, it will not work. You, like being on a bad diet, will splurge on the first chance you get. Instead, go slowly and spend money rationally.
When trying to save, many people try to utilize more coupons because they think they will help them save money. However, coupons can be the evil side of trying to save. They can actually make you spend more because you can be tempted to buy something you never would have just because you have a coupon for it.
Saving money is a tricky business, but it gets easier with practice. Have patience and take it one day at a time. But don’t be afraid to spend every now and then, new things are always fun to have.